great britain, they have a different system where you actually do, and then there is a kind of word of mouth incentive for lawyers to do decent jobs. here, you are just assigned based on, you know, whose turn it is to take the next case. >> i don't want to spend a lot of time in ancient history but before gideon versus wayne waynewright? they didn't have one. >> they didn't have one. gideon, himself, went into court, he was accused of robbing a pool hal. he went into court and asked the judge for a lawyer. the judge was, you don't like qualify for one. you can read the transcripts or whatever and the judge basically talks him through the cases. look at these 12 jurors. actually, i think there was less than 12 down in florida at that point but look at these jurors. are they okay with you? if they are okay with you, then you say okay, you know, and gideon says, okay.